Group Managing Director
Klaus Dieter Ekkehard Fischer, has a B.Eng (Mining) degree and is registered as a Professional Engineer. He is in possession of both the Mine Managers’ Certificates of Competency for Coal mines and for Metalliferous mines and has extensive experience in gold, platinum, chrome and coal mining. He is also a member of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa and the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.
During his earlier career development programme he was seconded by Gold Fields of South Africa to Thyssen Schachtbau AG, a mining contracting company in Germany specialising in shaft sinking (including freeze shafts), tunnel boring and haulage development and rehabilitation.
He was instrumental in the establishment of various mining ventures in Southern Africa and is one of the founding members of the Rhino Africa Mining group of companies.
Group Finance Director
Nicky Bloem is a Chartered Accountant, ACCA.
He has been co-opted to the board of directors of Newrak Mining since 2004, first as Consultant, later permanently as the Finance Director, since March 2011. He founded public practice accounting firm in 1995 and provided accounting and tax services to professionals and small & medium enterprises. The firm had grown swiftly to become successful as a service provider and had added 2 more partners and more than 25 permanent staff members until 2011, when Nicky partially left public practice to join the Group until recently, when he became the full time Group Finance Director.